Harding Men's Tennis sweeps Christian Brothers, remains unbeaten

From Harding University

The Harding men's tennis team posted its first shutout of the season and remained unbeaten with a 9-0 victory over Christian Brothers on Tuesday at the TPC at Southwind.

Harding improved to 3-0 with the victory and won its 39th straight over Christian Brothers, who was playing its season opener.

Christian Brothers (0-1) had only five eligible players and forfeited No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.

Harding's lineup for the match included none of the players that participated in the Bisons' first two dual match victories.

In doubles, sophomore Germans Uglovs and senior Aldo Campos teamed to defeat Kevin Johnson and Justin King 8-1 at No. 1. Uglovs moved to 3-0 in his career at No. 1 doubles, while Campos is now 5-0 at the top doubles spot.

Harding's No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Geoff Synco and junior Anthony Saegert also won 8-1, defeating Justin Gallagher and Mark Galinato. It was Synco's first career doubles match as a Bison, and Saegert moved to 4-0 in doubles over the last two seasons.

Harding won all five remaining singles matches in straight sets.

Uglovs, playing No. 1 singles for only the second time in his career, defeated Johnson 6-1, 6-0. Campos moved to 4-0 in his career at No. 2 with a 6-0, 6-1 win over King. Synco, playing at the highest spot in the lineup in his career, won 6-4, 6-3 over Gallagher at No. 3. Saegert improved to 5-0 in career singles with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Mark Galinato at No. 4, and Mason Bailey won his second career singles match 6-2, 6-3 over Eric Galinato at No. 5.

Harding plays its final match of the fall season Thursday as it hosts Hendrix at the Harding Tennis Courts at 4:30 p.m.

Tennis Match Results

Harding vs Christian Brothers

Oct 04, 2011 at Memphis, Tenn.

(TPC at Southwind)

Harding 9, Christian Brothers 0

Singles competition

1. Germans Uglovs (HU) def. Kevin Johnson (CBU) 6-1, 6-0

2. Aldo Campos (HU) def. Justin King (CBU) 6-0, 6-1

3. Geoff Synco (HU) def. Justin Gallagher (CBU) 6-4, 6-3

4. Anthony Saegert (HU) def. Mark Galinato (CBU) 6-1, 6-0

5. Mason Bailey (HU) def. Eric Galinato (CBU) 6-2, 6-3

6. Michael Mare' (HU) def. No player (CBU), by default

Doubles competition

1. Germans Uglovs/Aldo Campos (HU) def. Kevin Johnson/Justin King (CBU) 8-1

2. Geoff Synco/Anthony Saegert (HU) def. Justin Gallagher/Mark Galinato (CBU) 8-1

3. Juan Carlos Vasquez/Jacob Rider (HU) def. No player/No player (CBU), by default